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U.S. Geological Survey: Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Geologists, meteorologists, disaster specialists and others will find much to engage their attention on this website. Created by the United States Geological Survey, this site provides succinct overviews of a range of topics from the National Coastal Program Plan to El Nino, erosion, and sea-level change. Teachers should click on the drop down Content Type menu to access the Educational Materials...
The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science

Created by the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in association with the Harvard University Center for the Environment, this 13-part program includes an overview of the Earth's systems along with an exploration of the effects that human activities have on these systems. Each program contains interviews with scientists and other experts, and the program titles include Ecosystems, Human...
National Geographic Education: Ecosystems

The National Geographic Education website has a number of sections dedicated to different areas within the natural sciences. This particular section brings together all manner of educational resources related to ecosystems. On the site, visitors can dive in via the Latest Updates for Ecosystems. Here they can learn how to explore the profiled ecosystems via a range of GIS tools. Visitors can use...
Movement and Mutualism: Modeling Ecosystem Interactions

How can dance help middle school students understand ecology? That is the question addressed through the lesson plan "Movement and Mutualism: Modeling Ecosystem Interactions," published by Science Friday and written by middle school science teacher Megan Sorensen of Sault Saint Marie, Michigan. In this lesson, students use dance to model the behavior and interactions of animals in their...